FROM LOCAL SOURCES
JASPER -- Memorial Hospital has made revisions to its visitation policy.
"We understand the desire to allow unrestricted visitation of loved ones at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center and our clinics, and we recognize the obligation we have to provide safe health care to our patients and the communities we serve," hospital officials said in a statement Monday. "We have been very careful to maximize the safety of our patients, our caregivers, and our visitors. That said, we have determined to adjust visitor restrictions effective today, Monday, June 8, 2020."
Hospital officials say they will continue to monitor the prevalence of this virus and will update safety precautions. "Thank you for allowing us to care for your loved ones like our own."
· Entrances to our facilities remain limited.
· ONE visitor per patient per day (excludes patients in isolation, Skilled Caring Center, Inpatient Rehab Center, Behavioral Health Services, and Caring Hands Senior Services).
· Visiting hours are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
· Visitors must stay in the patient room (going to the Tower Café for food is allowed).
· Visitors must go through the screening process, wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose, and check in at the nurses station.
· Visitors are also encouraged to clean their hands frequently while in the hospital.
Outpatient clinics, laboratory, radiology, oncology, etc.
Patients should come to their appointments alone and wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose.
· Exceptions include:
o Patients under the age of 18 are allowed one parent/legal guardian
o Patients needing physical or mental assistance